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Transforming Learning Cultures in Further Education

Grant reference: L139251025

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TLRP: Transforming Learning Cultures in Further Education (TLC) - poster
This poster describes the rationale and methods of the project Transforming learning cultures in further education (TLC). The research is based upon a partnership between four universities and four further education (FE) sector colleges from the North, Midlands and South of England. Sixteen FE learning ‘sites’ will provide the focuses for an intensive examination of educational practice, learning and learning cultures by means of a four-year longitudinal study. The principal aims of the project are to deepen understanding of the complexities of learning; identify, implement and evaluate strategies for the improvement of learning opportunities; and enhance practitioners' capacity for enquiry into FE practice. The partnership will involve close collaboration between FE- and university-based researchers and FE teachers, students and managers and will be integrated with existing communities of practice, with the object of strong impact on the practice of those involved. The project is backed by an elaborate dissemination plan supported by the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA). Project activities and outcomes will be reported to practitioners, managers and policy-makers within and beyond the four selected FE colleges through local, regional and national workshops, seminars, conferences and publications. Opportunities for participation will be extended to an expanded network of practitioners, managers and policy-makers. They will research their own practices using ideas developed within the project, and operationalise, experiment with and evaluate the themes identified by the project teams. Their insights will be fed back into the on-going work and thinking of the college-based project teams and the project as a whole.
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Author P Hodkinson

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